Superfast Fig Cookies

These were thrown together in about 5 minutes, after supper, one night of the living foods unit.  Many of the dishes are very oil-heavy (read lots of nuts) and this cookie was designed to offset that by providing lots of satisfying sweet and sticky without any fat.  If you’ve eaten light – then I suggest slathering some nut butter over the cookie to make it nutritionally complete.  Also keep in mind that although these are all natural sugars – it’s still sugar – and should thus be used mindfully and with respect.

Yield: 12 (living) cookies

What you need:

  • a tightly packed, heaping 1 cup of chopped dried figs
  • 1/3 cup of raisins, soaked for 5 or 10 minutes and then drained
  • 1/4 cup sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat (the dry and crunchy stuff)
  • 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) raw mesquite powder
  • a pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ground cardamom (to taste)
  • freshly ground nutmeg (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

What you do:

  1. In a small food processor, pulse together the chopped figs and soaked raisins until broken up.  Add the salt, spices and mesquite powder.  Keep pulsing until a sticky dough forms.  Leave some texture and raisin bits to it.  (If your figs were really dry, you may need to add a bit of liquid, but keep it to a minimum since these won’t be cooked or dehydrated – try pulsing longer before adding anything wet.)
  2. Add the dehydrated sprouted buckwheat and pulse a few times to incorporate.
  3. Shape and press the mixture into twelve small cookies.
  4. Enjoy!  They can be stored for 3 or 4 days at room temperature, in an air-tight container.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jordan Mikena says:

    I saved these to my Plan-to-Eat recipes. They sound really good! Thanks!

    1. Feel free to post up any changes and substitutions you make! (Or if you want some extra kick – add a few cacao nibs to the mix!)

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